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dis·sat·is·fac·tion

 (dĭs-săt′ĭs-făk′shən)
n.
1. The condition or feeling of being displeased or unsatisfied; discontent.
2. A cause of discontent.

dissatisfaction

(dɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃən)
n
the state of being unsatisfied or disappointed
ˌdissatisˈfactory adj

dis•sat•is•fac•tion

(ˌdɪs sæt ɪsˈfæk ʃən, dɪsˌsæt-)

n.
1. the state or attitude of not being satisfied; discontent; displeasure.
2. a particular cause or feeling of displeasure or disappointment.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissatisfaction - the feeling of being displeased and discontent; "he was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received"
discontent, discontentedness, discontentment - a longing for something better than the present situation
boredom, ennui, tedium - the feeling of being bored by something tedious
displeasure - the feeling of being displeased or annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something
disappointment, letdown - a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"
satisfaction - the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation; "the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction"

dissatisfaction

noun discontent, frustration, resentment, regret, distress, disappointment, dismay, irritation, unhappiness, annoyance, displeasure, exasperation, chagrin job dissatisfaction among teachers
Proverbs
"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"

dissatisfaction

noun
Unhappiness caused by the failure of one's hopes, desires, or expectations:
Translations
عَدَم رِضى
nespokojenost
misfornøjelseutilfredshed
óánægja
memnun kalmama

dissatisfaction

[ˈdɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃən] Ninsatisfacción f (with con)

dissatisfaction

[ˌdɪssætɪsˈfækʃən] nmécontentement m, insatisfaction f
dissatisfaction with sb/sth → mécontentement à l'égard de qn/qch
dissatisfaction at sth → mécontentement à l'égard de qch

dissatisfaction

dissatisfaction

[ˈdɪsˌsætɪsˈfækʃn] nscontentezza
dissatisfaction (with) → insoddisfazione f (per), scontento (per or a causa di)

dissatisfy

(diˈsӕtisfai) verb
to fail to satisfy or to displease. The teacher was dissatisfied with the pupil's work.
disˌsatisˈfaction (-ˈfӕkʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
The perplexity and dissatisfaction of the house expressed itself in mur- murs and provoked a reproof from the bench.
Pratt was a foundation for the rest, at once indisputable and alarming; and Edward's visit near Plymouth, his melancholy state of mind, his dissatisfaction at his own prospects, his uncertain behaviour towards herself, the intimate knowledge of the Miss Steeles as to Norland and their family connections, which had often surprised her, the picture, the letter, the ring, formed altogether such a body of evidence, as overcame every fear of condemning him unfairly, and established as a fact, which no partiality could set aside, his ill-treatment of herself.
Magdalen, as usual when her temper was ruffled, expressed her dissatisfaction in the plainest terms.
I suppose it is the way with all men and women who reach middle age without the clear perception that life never can be thoroughly joyous: under the vague dullness of the grey hours, dissatisfaction seeks a definite object, and finds it in the privation of an untried good.
It would not be easy to determine whether our arrival gave us greater joy, or the inhabitants greater apprehensions, for we could discern a continual tumult in the land, and took notice that the crews of some barks that lay in the harbour were unlading with all possible diligence, to prevent the cargo from falling into our hands, very much indeed to the dissatisfaction of many of our soldiers, who having engaged in this expedition, with no other view than of filling their pockets, were, before the return of our Abyssin, for treating them like enemies, and taking them as a lawful prize.
But Connecticut gave strong indications of dissatisfaction with that determination; nor did she appear to be entirely resigned to it, till, by negotiation and management, something like an equivalent was found for the loss she supposed herself to have sustained.
At this time there was an interposition by the savage-minded lieutenant, who was obliged to vent some of his inward dissatisfaction upon his men.
Their wants being supplied, they ceased all further traffic, much to the dissatisfaction of the Crows, who became extremely urgent to continue the trade, and, finding their importunities of no avail, assumed an insolent and menacing tone.
The veriest bumpkin, on entering an apartment so bedizzened, would be instantly aware of something wrong, although he might be altogether unable to assign a cause for his dissatisfaction.
I should not have hazarded such an opinion," returned she, "if it had not at that moment occurred to me that his resolution of going might be occasioned by a conversation in which we had been this morning engaged, and which had ended very much to his dissatisfaction, from our not rightly understanding each other's meaning.
An unguided ramble into its recesses in bad weather is apt to engender dissatisfaction with its narrow, tortuous, and miry ways.
Rostov had been out of humor from the moment he noticed the look of dissatisfaction on Boris' face, and as always happens to those in a bad humor, it seemed to him that everyone regarded him with aversion and that he was in everybody's way.